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K-8
Public charter
New Orleans, LA
Students enrolled: 141
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1400 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

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(504) 654-1088
(504) 654-1086
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April 29, 2014
My son will remain at this wonderful school until the 8th grade! I would recommend this school as much as I can. proud parent

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
My child has been attending ISL for 3 quarters now and is expected to be speak a fluent second language by the end of this year!

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2014
This is what all schools can and should be. ISL offers an excellent and challenging curriculum, an extensive art and music program, remediation programs for students who need extra help, music therapy, speech therapy, full time PE, clubs, and before and after school programs all in a safe, supportive environment. Teachers are professional and always respond to any questions or concerns I have had as a parent. Diversity is not only a concept at ISL, it is a fundamental mission that is embraced by the teachers and administration. The school is an "A" rated school that always scores above the state average in test scores which is even more amazing because the students are taught in Spanish or French. ISL is a New Orleans treasure that is becoming well known for its' success because the school has three times as many applications every year as available seats. My 8th grade son was accepted in two very selective high schools based on the education he received at ISL which is an open enrollment school. The vast majority of informed parents at ISL absolutely love this school and appreciates the exceptional immersion education ISL offers.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2013
This school is great in academics! they help you when ever you ask and the staff is king and helpful, the school is terrific although on the other hand the rules are HORRIBLE. Teachers are constantly in the halls picking on kids about their uniforms, hair, socks, talking and running in the halls etc. I can go on. They make rules of the top of their heads and change rules every now and then, and we have a system that takes points of for no homework, wrong uniform, talking in the hallway etc. that is what causes kids to get put in detention sometimes put in accidentally. Ignorant teachers, not all take points of just because you didn't sign out (in the binder) to go to the bathroom or if you didn't put the date, that doesn't even make since.

- submitted by a community member
August 31, 2011
Hi ! I'm a french primary teacher looking for a way to join ISL to propose them to set up a penpal link with my class here in France. I was unable to find an email address to write them. So if someone might help me to join them this would be great. Thanks a lot, Jessica

- submitted by a community member
May 27, 2011
I am very disappointed with ISL due entirely to the administration. The teachers are for the most part dedicated and qualified, however key administrative positions were filled in a pinch after Katrina by unqualified parents who are still holding these jobs and doing a poor job, to say the least. Preferential treatment of related students, from discipline to perks has become so extreme, we are losing some of best youngsters. Five years post-Katrina is plenty of time to have resolved these problems, but changes don't seem likely. Moral is low, this school isn't half of what it could be, or what I'm told it used to be. We are exploring other options for next school year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2010
ISL is the only chartered multi language immersion school in the New Orleans area offering Spanish, French and now Chinese as the third language. The faculty and staff comes from 20 countries bringing their very diverse cultures, languages and teaching methods to the classroom. I think this year is the best year so far for the schools history - they are only 10 years old and have grown from just 2 small classrooms for Kindergartners to over 500 students in kinergarten thru 8th grade. I would highly recommend this school to anyone that is looking into an immersion school for their children.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2010
I love this school. My daughter will be entering her 3rd year there and she can't wait to go back. What i like about this school is the diversity.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2010
My daughter is in the 5th grade at ISL, she has been there since K. She is always recived high marks on her report card, this year she has had three teachers and one day never used her pencil. She tested extremly low on entrance exams to other schools. The school i think deminshs self esteem. I would not recommend this school to anyone. Before the storm the school was excellent. Half of the 5th grade class will not be returning.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2010
We currently have one child attending ISL and our youngest will begin kindergarten this fall. The instructors are exceptional and the curriculum is challenging. I love the cultural diversity that ISL offers. I am very pleased with our school's growth and the improvements that are made each year. I also love that the students are happy and in such a warm, loving environment.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2008
I went to I.S.L since it first open when I was in Kindergarten . Yes, the lower grade school is exceptional , but the middle school , not so much. My class mates and I joke about us being I.S.L's guinea pigs. I.S.L . Since I.S.L is not going to have a high school when I'm in 9th grade , because they are always trying to raise money for other thngs instead of getting the school back on its feet since the hurricane, I'm attending another school where I'll be prepared for High school. I.S.L has a great learning program even though its a mest up school , because on my entrance exam to my new school I recieved freshman honors in everything , thats amazing considering I'm entering 8th grade. Its a great education, but not a great school.

- submitted by a student
May 27, 2008
ISL is a New Orleans treasure. This is my son's second year in the French program and we absolutely love it. The teachers, staff and administration are all exceptional and they genuinely care for the growth and education of the children. I am very lucky to have discovered this treasure! It was voted one of the top charter schools in the nation. I am proud to be a part of this institution.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2008
I have three children attending ISL. My oldest daughter is now in fifth grade. Intially we started in the Spanish program and she has impressed me tremendously with her skills in reading, writing and her accent in Spanish is as if she was a native speaker. Now she is learning French and I am amazed at the ease in which she picks it up. The school does what it can to make learning motivating, interesting and innovative. Right now, they have planted an organic garden and planted trees in the play ground. They focus on global awareness, the importance of recycling and how to be a green school. Not only is education important, but the creative aspects of every child is as well and they make sure those needs are met. Finally we were thrilled that the lunch menu offered a vegetarian option to accommodate faculty and students. We love ISL!

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2008
This is my son's second year in French at ISL. It is a wonderful school with a great curriculum. The immersion technique is a great way for children to learn other languages and cultures. ISL balances that with the culture of New Orleans very well. I am very pleased with the faculty and the staff. My son gets a lot of personal attention and he is learning a lot!

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 30, 2007
The school is definitely a top rated school. My child has succeeded academically in every level. The teachers and administration are tops in dealing with parents and community members.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2007
International School of Louisiana (ISL) is a wonderful opportunity for students in the New Orleans area! ISL is a public charter with a focus on language immersion and community involvement. The staff, faculty, students, parents, and the neighboring community all work together to provide a great environment to promote learning and to give the students every opportunity to excel.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 25, 2007
Absolutely the best. ISL is a community of caring people with a common mission.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2007
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- submitted by a administrator
July 22, 2007
I love the advantages of my child attending a school like ISL. He not only has the opportunity to become fluent in Spanish or French but the parent involvement is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2007
We love this school. Our child is now in second grade and learning a second language which is very good at due to the teachers and all the help. We love the yoga program and chess club.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2007
This is an excellent school. My daughter has been able to blossom in the environment provided at the International School. I would recommend this school to any parent that wants to open doors for their child or children for the future. The immersion program is amazing. The school also offers glimpses into other cultures which enables children to be open-minded about differences in cultures. I am grateful that my daughter has been afforded this opportunity.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2006
ISL provides not only a solid basic education program as demonstrated in the above average LEAP scoring, but it offers and educational perspective which nurtures the whole child. The music, art and sports programs are very diverse. The clubs and after school programs offer extended learning opportunities such as chess, sign language, science experiment projects, rugby, horticulture and more. The level of ISL parent involvement is one of the highest in the Metro area. In today's global society public schools such as ISL should be the norm and not the exception. The students of ISL will always carry with them a whole world frame of reference throughout their lives. ISL is truly a special place.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2006
My daughter Rebecca has been with ISL since kindergarten in the French program and will enter the 3rd grade this Fall. My 5 year year old Aimee will enter kindergarten French this Fall. My husband and I are thrilled! We initially were a bot hesitant since we were unfamiliar with this type of immersion based school. Rebecca had been in a typical parochial school for Pre-K and we wanted the best for her. I am so glad we took the risk! Rebecca is thriving, her French accent is beautiful, her grasp of the language and ability to move back and forth from English to French is amazing. I wish I had had the same opportunity when I was her age. I know that they will have fabulous career opportunities upon graduation. Meg and Scott Greenfield

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2006
ISl is providing my daughter with the most enriching educational experience. It is a great place to learn and grow. I am so happy that she has the opportunity of the ISL experience. Laura Vagianos

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2006
ISL is wonderful! Most parents are a bit apprehensive about placing their child into an immersion school, as were we. However, my daughter is now in 2nd grade is does extremely well in Spanish and English. The teachers truely care as do the parents. ISL is very supportive and dedicated to its children and message. Despite Hurricane Katrina & any financial hardships I am as committed to supporting this school as they are to my daughter. She will be here until the end. I recommend ISL to everyone I know, beacuse it is truly hard to find a Very Good School, with participating parents, large diversity socially and racially, and not pay tuition.....dream come true!

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2006
My son started Kindergarten at ISL a month before the city was hit by Katrina. After the storm, ISL was the first public school, previously open in New Orleans, to reopen. The dedication of the administration and staff to the children is unmatched. The school had to reopen temporarily in Kenner, but remains committed to returning to New Orleans. Even with all of the Post Storm obstacles, ISL has kept their focus on providing a unique education to the children. My son is thriving ang is speaking Spanish well already. I was impressed that when he showed an interest in reading Spanish his teacher allowed him to begin learning to read without any pressure to do so. The parents are involved and committed. Involvement is encouraged. Parents truly treasure this school. The extracurriculars are great. My son is involved in Yoga, Soccer, and Circus Art. He is very happy at ISL!

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
My daughter has been with ISL since it's inception. She is fluent in French and can read and write in her target language. In addition, her level of English language instruction is above her current grade level. In addition to accademics, there is an arts and sports curriculum, clubs and after school activities. The luncheon program serves a very well balanced meal with no junk foods. The staff are all loveing and caring. This is a unique and wonderful school within Louisiana offering a free education.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2004
My husband and I were initially somewhat apprehensive about enrolling our child in an immersion based program. While we wanted the benefits associated with learning a second language, we were uncertain as to how English literacy skills could be affected. However, within only a few short months, we were delighted to learn that our child's literacy skills had progressed to a level of high excellence in both French and English. In addition to the satisfaction we feel with our child's progress, we are equally pleased with the level of parental involvement and the overall uniqueness of the school. We now appreciate and understand the significance behind language immersion education and are happy that our child will benefit tremendously from it--now and for many years into the future!

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2003
My daughter is in 3rd grade at ISL. We love it! She is truly thinking and learning in another language. The staff at ISL is exceptional. They are dedicated to the mission and spirit of this unique school. Parent involvement has been crucial to the success of ISL. The FTCO(Family, Teacher and Community Organization) is making great strides on behalf of ISL. Check out the website, isl-edu.org

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 10, 2003
My son attends ISL and my daughter will attend this upcoming school year. We all love it! This is a very diverse school and the kids are really learning to speak in their target languages! I can't believe how much my son has grown since starting at this school. If you are looking for dedicated teachers and an exceptional staff at a school that has excellent parental involvement, this is the school for you and your kids.

- submitted by a parent
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International School of Louisiana
1400 Camp St., New Orleans, LA  70130
(504) 654-1088
Last modified International School of Louisiana is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
International School of Louisiana Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top